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Who is Marion Ross?

American actress Marion Ellen Ross was born in Watertown, Minnesota USA, on 25 October 1928, making Scorpio her zodiac sign. She’s had roles in over 200 movies and TV series, but is probably still known best for playing Aunt Lucille in the 2008 action science fiction comedy “Superhero Movie”, which starred Leslie Nielsen and Drake Bell, and was written and directed by Craig Mazin. It follows teenager Rick Riken who’s been bitten by a radioactive dragonfly and has become a superhero; the film won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Male.

Marion announced her retirement for the second time in 2021, but returned to acting in the same year and has since been involved mostly in online projects; she’d previously announced her retirement in 2018, but changed her mind less than a month later.

Education and early life

Marion was raised in Watertown alongside her brother Gordon Jr. and sister Alicia, by their Canadian parents Ellen (nee Hamilton) and Gordon Ross Sr. who were originally from Saskatchewan, Canada; not many other details have been shared about Marion’s family, as she respects their privacy.

Marion was 13 when she changed her name from ‘Marian’ to ‘Marion’, and she became interested in acting while attending a local high school in Watertown; after two years there, Marion moved to Minneapolis and enrolled at Southwest High School, while she honed her acting skills at the MacPhail Center for Music.

After only a year in Minneapolis, Marion and her family moved to San Diego, California where she attended Point Loma High School, and from which she matriculated in 1947; she continued her education at San Diego State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1951.

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Roles in movies

Marion’s debut film role was playing Patty in the 1953 comedy “Forever Female”, while some of her following roles were in the biographical musical “The Glenn Miller Story”, the action adventure “Secret of the Incas” and the crime drama “Pushover”, all released in 1954.

What marked the ‘50s for her was perhaps playing a supporting character in the 1956 family adventure comedy “Around the World in 80 Days”, which starred Cantinflas and David Niven, and was directed by Michael Anderson. It follows a late 19th-centuryVictorian Englishman who’s made a bet that he can travel the globe in 80 days, and the movie won 14 of its 19 award nominations, including five Oscar wins, some of which were for Best Cinematography, Best Writing – Screenplay and Best Picture.

Marion appeared in only two movies in the ‘60s: the 1961 crime drama “Blueprint for Robbery”, the 1969 crime drama “Any Second Now”, and then in the  1970 action thriller “Airport”. The year 1971 saw her play Mrs Divine in the romantic drama “Honky”, which starred John Neilson and Brenda Sykes, and was directed by William A. Graham. It follows black teenager Sheila who’s begun dating working class white teenager Wayne, and has asked him to help her sell a kilo of marijuana; the movie was nominated for a 1972 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Two of Marion’s other notable performances in the ‘70s were in the 1972 drama “The Weekend Nun”, the 1979 crime drama “Survival of Dana”.

She appeared in only three movies in the ‘80s: the 1980 drama “Skyward”, the ‘81 horror “Midnight Offerings”, and the 1986 drama “Sins of the Father”.

In 1994, she portrayed Charlotte Brandon in the romantic drama “A Perfect Stranger”, which starred Stacy Haiduk and Robert Urich, and was directed by Michael Miller. It follows an attorney who’s fallen in love with the wife of a dying millionaire, and the film was nominated for two awards. Some of Marion’s roles in the remainder of the ‘90s were in the 1995 crime adventure mystery “Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart”, the 1996 drama “Hidden in Silence” and the 1996 romantic comedy “The Evening Star”.

She appeared in several popular movies in the 2000s, including the 2007 comedy “Smiley Face”, which starred John Krasinski and Anna Faris, and was directed by Gregg Araki. It follows an actress who’s eaten her roommate’s marijuana cupcakes by mistake, and the film was nominated for a Cannes Film Festival C. I. C. A. E. Award.

Marion appeared in only a couple of films in the 2010s, including the 2011 romantic comedy “Keeping Up with the Randalls”, the 2013 horror “Heebie Jeebies”, and the 2014 family comedy “Sweet Surrender”.

Her most recent movie role has been portraying Marion in the 2021 comedy “Senior Entourage”, which starred Mark Rydell and Edward Asner, and was directed by Brian Connors; it’s a mockumentary which follows the lives of several people aged between nine and 90, and is known as ‘Seinfeld for seniors’.

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Roles in TV series

Marion’s debut TV series role was playing Wife of Tribune Reader in the 1953 episode “One Nation Indivisible” of the drama “Cavalcade of America”, and the remainder of the ‘50s saw her appear in an episode or two of many series, including the comedy “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”, the western “The Lone Ranger”, and the drama “The Millionaire”.

What marked the ‘60s for Marion was starring as Mary Morgan in 158 episodes of the drama “Paradise Bay”, which also starred Heather North and Keith Andes, and was created by Ted Corday; the series aired in 1965 and 1966 and follows the Morgan family who seem to be involved in the murder of teenager Sally Baxter. Some of Marion’s other TV series appearances in the decade were in an episode or two of the crime adventure “The Fugitive”, the crime drama “The Felony Squad” and the family comedy “The Brady Bunch”.

From 1974 through 1984, she starred as Marion Cunningham and played several other characters in all 255 episodes of the critically acclaimed musical family comedy “Happy Days”, which also starred Henry Winkler and Ron Howard, and was created by Garry Marshall. It follows the lives of the Cunningham family and the superhuman greaser Fonzie – the series won 18 of its 37 award nominations. Some of the TV series in which Marion made a guest appearance in the remainder of the ‘80s were the family adventure “Fantasy Island”, the drama “Glitter” and the crime drama “You Are the Jury”.

What marked the ‘90s for her was perhaps playing the lead character Sophie Berger in all 33 episodes of the drama “Brooklyn Bridge”, which also starred Louis Zorich and Danny Gerard, and was created by Gary David Goldberg. The series aired from 1991 through 1993, follows the lives of 14-year-old Alan Silver and his family, and won 13 of its 39 award nominations. Marion appeared in an episode of many series in the ‘90s, including the comedy “Dream On”, the drama “Sweet Justice” and the adventure comedy “Early Edition”.

From 2001 through 2005, she played Marilyn Gilmore in six episodes of the critically acclaimed comedy “Gilmore Girls”, which starred Keiko Agena, Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham, and which Amy Sherman-Palladino created. It tells the story of a teenager and her mother who are living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, and the series won 23 of its 108 award nominations. Marion could then have been seen making a guest appearance in the romantic drama “Sex, Love & Secrets”, the comedy “Out of Practice” and another comedy “The New Adventures of Old Christine”.

In 2014 and 2015, she played Lynn Carver in the romantic family drama “Chasing Life”, which starred Mary Page Keller and Italia Ricci, and was created by Marco Lagarde and Susanna Fogel. It follows young woman April Carver who’s just been diagnosed with leukemia, and the series was nominated for five awards.

Marion’s three most recent TV series roles have been in the 2018 episode “Gotta Get Outta This Place” of the animated action adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy” (voice role), three episodes of the short comedy “Please Tell Me I’m Adopted” from 2017 through 2020, and the 2021 episode “The Marshall Plan” of the comedy “Viral Vignettes”.

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Other credits

Marion sang various songs in seven episodes of the series “Happy Days” from 1974 through 1982, and she sang the song “Child Stars on Your Television” in the 2003 movie “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star”.

Some of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Meet the Biz”, “American Experience” and “Live from Detroit: The Jeff Dwoskin Show”.

Awards and nominations

Marion’s won six of her 16 award nominations.Some of her wins include two Viewers for Quality Television Awards for Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series in 1992 and 1993, both for her performance in “Brooklyn Bridge”, a 1997 Lone Star Film & Television Award for Best Supporting Actress, for “The Evening Star” and a 2014 LA Femme International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.

Marion was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 12 July 2001.

She was nominated for a 1997 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, for “The Evening Star”, and five Primetime Emmys from 1979 through 1999, two for her performance in “Happy Days”, another two for “Brooklyn Bridge” and the last for “Touched by an Angel”.

Love life and marriages

Marion’s been married twice – both marriages ended with her husbands’ deaths. Her first husband was American actor Freeman Morse, also known as Freeman Meskimen; he appeared in 12 movies and TV series, and is probably still remembered best for portraying Private Reed in the 1954 western movie “Battle of Rogue River”. Marion and Freeman exchanged vows on 22 December 1950, and she gave birth to their son Jim Meskimen on 10 September 1959, while their daughter Ellen Kreamer followed on 11 October 1962; Freeman passed away on 28 October 1968.

She married her second husband, American actor Paul Michael in 1988, and he died on 8 July 2011; Paul had 30 roles to his name, and remains remembered for playing King Johnny Romano in the 1969 fantasy horror series “Dark Shadows”.

Marion’s son Jim’s today a successful actor ,and has played and voiced characters in more than 300 movies and TV series, but is probably still known best for his roles in the 1995 historical adventure movie “Apollo 13”, which won Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound, and the 2000 family fantasy comedy movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, which won an Oscar for Best Makeup. Marion’s daughter Ellen’s a successful screenwriter and producer, and is known particularly for producing 113 episodes of the critically acclaimed romantic comedy series “Friends” from 1999 through 2004.

Marion seems to be unattached as of May 2023, has been married twice and has two children with her first husband Freeman Morse (Meskimen).

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Marion’s today residing in Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, California and she served as Grand Marshall of Cardiff Centennial Celebrations in July 2011.

She’s an associate artist for the Old Globe Theatre.

Marion’s two closest friends were the late actor Gavin MacLeod and the late actress Barbara Billingsley. Her brother Gordon was 65 when he died on 16 August 1995.

She dislikes social media networks, and isn’t active on any.

Marion today spends most of her time reading books (with her favorites being autobiographies), gardening and watching movies; she’s deeply religious, and spends a lot of time at church.

One of Marion’s favorite actors is the late Robin Williams, and some of her favorite movies include “Insomnia”, “Toys” and “The Fisher King”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Marion’s age is 94. She has brown eyes and ginger hair, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs about 135lbs (61kgs).

Marion’s net worth’s been estimated at over $10 million as of May 2023.

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What is Mia Sara doing now? The Retired Actress Who Charmed Us All

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Who is Mia Sara?

American retired actress Mia Sarapochiello, known better by her simpler professional name Mia Sara, was born in New York City, USA, on 19 June 1967, making Gemini her zodiac sign. She appeared in 45 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 2013, while she’s perhaps still remembered best for playing Melissa, one of the main characters in the 1994 crime action science fiction movie “Timecop”, which Peter Hyams directed, and which also starred Ron Silver and Jean-Claude Van Damme. It follows a police officer who’s working for a security agency that protects time travel, and who now has to stop a politician from altering the past; the movie won one of its five award nominations.

Education and early life

Mia was raised in New York City alongside her sister Cassie Sarapochiello, by their father Jemore Sarapochiello and mother Diana, both of whom were professional photographers; Mia is of Italian descent and was raised Roman Catholic.

She studied at St. Ann’s School, and during her time there became interested in acting, after she was convinced by her teacher to appear in a school play. Mia was 16 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Francesca in a 1983 episode of the soap opera “All My Children”, and was 18 when she made her debut film appearance, portraying the lead character Lili in the 1985 romantic fantasy adventure “Legend”. The movie was directed by Ridley Scott, also starred Tom Cruise and Tim Curry, and follows a man who’s trying to prevent the Lord of Darkness from destroying daylight; it won one of its 13 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup.

Mia matriculated from St. Ann’s in 1985, and then chose acting over pursuing a college degree.

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Roles in movies

Mia played the lead character Sloane Peterson in the evergreen 1986 comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, which also starred Alan Ruck and Matthew Broderick, and was written and directed by John Hughes. It follows a boy who’s determined about skipping school for a day, and the film won two of its three award nominations. Some of Mia’s other roles in the ‘80s were in the 1988 horror mystery “Apprentice to Murder”, the 1988 crime mystery “Shadows in the Storm” and the 1989 drama “Big Time”.

In 1991, she starred as Clavelli in the sports adventure “By the Sword”, directed by Jeremy Kagan, and which also starred F. Murray Abraham and Eric Roberts. It follows an elderly man Max who’s begun working for a famous fencing coach as a cleaner, even though he’s also a skilled coach. The following year saw Mia play Leah in the romantic crime drama “A Stranger Among Us”, as well as Jessie Gosselin in the adventure “Call of the Wild”. What also marked the ‘90s for her was playing Natasha in the 1996 thriller “Midnight in Saint Petersburg”, directed by Douglas Jackson, and which starred Michael Caine, Jason Connery and Yuri Limonty; it follows detective Harry Palmer who’s trying to retrieve the stolen plutonium.

Mia started off the 2000s by appearing in the 2001 family adventure “The Impossible Elephant”, then in 2002 the crime drama “Turn of Faith” and the science fiction fantasy “Lost in Oz”. The year 2003 saw her star as Ellen Heaven in the crime comedy “Hoodlum & Son”, written and directed by Ashley Way, and which also starred Ted King and Ron Perlman. Set in 1933, the movie follows the lives of a man and his 10 years old son Archie.

Mia then appeared in three films prior to retiring: the 2007 short comedy “Tinseltown”, the 2011 action family fantasy “Dorothy and the Witches of Oz” and the 2013 short comedy “Pretty Pretty”.

Roles in TV series

In 1987, Mia played Queenie Kelly in both episodes of the romantic mini-series “Queenie”, which starred Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam and Claire Bloom, and follows a girl who’s moved from India to London, England and has become a successful actress; the mini-series was nominated for a single award. Mia went on to appear in a 1988 episode of the crime mystery “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, and two episodes of the 1989 romantic war mini-series “Till We Meet Again”.

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In 1993, she portrayed Annie Knox in the crime action adventure “Time Trax”, created by Harve Bennett and Jeffrey M. Hayes, and which also starred Dale Midkiff and Elizabeth Alexander; it follows a police officer who’s been sent to the past to track down fugitives hiding there. Mia appeared in only three other TV series in the ‘90s: an episode or two of the mystery thriller “Chicago Hope”, the romantic drama “Strangers” and the romantic science fiction adventure “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

In 2002 and 2003, she starred as Dr. Harleen Quinzel in all the 14 episodes of the action adventure “Birds of Prey”, created by Laeta Kalogridis, and which also starred Ashley Scott and Dina Meyer. Set in Gotham City after Batman is no longer its protector, the series follows the city’s new protectors Huntress, Oracle and Black Canary, known as the Birds of Prey; it was nominated for only a single award.

Mia had only three other TV series roles, appearing in the 2005 episode “Jamalot” of the crime mystery “CSI: NY”, the 2006 episode “Battleground” of the horror fantasy “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King” and two episodes of the 2011 action fantasy comedy “The Witches of Oz”.

Other credits

Mia sang the song “My True Love’s Kiss” in the 1985 movie “Legend”.

She received special thanks for the 2018 action crime comedy “The Happytime Murders”.

Mia appeared in a 1994 episode of the talk-show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, and most recently, in 2020 made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Reunited Apart”.

Awards and nominations

Mia won a 1995 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in “Timecop”.

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Life after acting

Mia’s been staying away from the media’s attention since she retired from acting, and has been focused on spending time with her husband and raising her children.

Love life and marriages

Mia’s married twice, and has two children. Her first husband was British actor and director Jason Joseph Connery, perhaps known best for being the son the late British actor Sir Sean Connery. Mia and Jason married on 17 March 1996, and she gave birth to their son Dashiell Quinn Connery in June 1997; their divorce was finalized in 2002.

Not long after the divorce, Mia began dating American voice actor, producer, director and puppeteer Brian Henson; she gave birth to their daughter Amelia Jane Henson in 2005, and they married on 6 April 2010.

There are no other men whom Mia’s dated, that we know about; she’s married to her second husband Brian Henson as of April 2023, and they have a daughter together, while she also has a son with her first husband Jason Connery.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Mia found it hard to laugh in the taxi scene of the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, and was only able to after actor Matthew Broderick tickled her feet and knees.

She became a private pilot in 1994, having earned her license.

Mia and American actress Danielle von Zerneck are co-owners of a production company.

Her acting mentor was the late American actor, screenwriter and director Roy London, who passed way in 1993, aged 50.

Mia’s quite active on her Instagram account ‘MiaSaraWrites’, as she’s posted nearly 200 pictures, while she’s followed by over 9,000 people.

Mia’s favorite actress is Uma Thurman, while some of her favorite movies include the trilogy “Kill Bill”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Gattaca”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Mia’s age is 55. Her eyes are green and hair is brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).

Mia’s net worth’s been estimated at close to $2 million, as of April 2023.

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Renée Elise Goldsberry: The Woman Behind the Iconic Angelica Schuyler

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Who is Renée Elise Goldsberry?

American actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California USA, on 2 January 1971, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps known best for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway play “Hamilton”, although she’s also popular for her career on TV, especially for playing Evangeline Williamson in 269 episodes (1999-2007) of the soap opera “One Life to Live”. Michael Easton and Erika Slezak starred in the drama, which was created by Agnes Nixon, and follows the lives of three families from the fictional city of Llanview in Pennsylvania; the series aired from 1968 through 2013 and won 95 of its 519 award nominations.

Education and early life

Renée was raised in Houston, Texas as she and her family moved there not long after she was born; her father worked in the automotive industry, and her mother Betty Saunders was an industrial psychologist. Renée has three brothers, but not many details about them or her parents have been disclosed, as Renée respects their privacy.

She was enrolled at an acting camp when she was eight, because her younger brother was very shy and their mother chose to enroll them together. Renée studied at Cranbrook Kingswood School, from which she matriculated in 1989, and she continued her education at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993.

Renée then attended the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in 1997.

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Roles in TV series

Renée’s debut TV series role was playing Ikette in three episodes of the 1999 fantasy comedy “Ally”, and the following years saw her appear in an episode of various series, such as the romantic drama “Providence”, the drama “Any Day Now”, and the comedy “That ‘80s Show”.

From 1997 through 2002, she portrayed Singer in 44 episodes of the popular fantasy comedy “Ally McBeal”, which starred Greg Germann, Calista Flockhart and Jane Krakowski, and was created by David E. Kelley. It follows the life of attorney Ally, and the series won 43 of its 158 award nominations. The remainder of the 2000s saw Renée appear in an episode of the crime mystery “Life on Mars”, the comedy “The Return of Jezebel James”, and another comedy “Royal Pains”.

From 2010 through 2016, she played Geneva Pine in 23 episodes of the crime mystery “The Good Wife”, which starred Chris Noth and Julianna Margulies, and was created by Robert and Michelle King. It follows a woman who has to provide for her family now that her husband’s behind bars, and the series won 31 of its 245 award nominations.

Renée’s three most recent TV series roles have been in 16 episodes of the 2021 musical comedy “Girls5eva”, five episodes of the 2022 action adventure comedy “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”, and 19 episodes of the 2023 animated adventure comedy “Eureka!” (voice role).

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Roles in movies

Renée’s debut film role was playing Jessica in the 2001 adventure comedy “Palco & Hirsch”, and the following years saw her appear in the 2002 drama “Turnaround”, and in 2008 the crime action “Pistol Whipped” and the romantic musical “Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway”.

The year 2014 saw her play Cynthia Barnes in the crime mystery “Every Secret Thing”, directed by Amy Berg, and which starred Diane Lane, Brynne Norquist and Eva Grace Kellner; it follows a detective as he’s investigating a case involving missing children.

Renée’s also known for playing Kim in the 2015 comedy “Sisters”, directed by Jason Moore, and which starred Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and May Rudolph; it follows two sisters as they’re throwing a party at their family home which is about to be sold, and the film was nominated for four awards.

Renée’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 animated action adventure “Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing” (voice role), the 2021 biographical comedy “tick, tick… BOOM!”, and the 2022 romantic drama “Anything’s Possible”.

Other credits

Renée voiced Matrina Sedik in the 2001 video game “Star Trek: Away Team”.

She played Nala in the Broadway play “The Lion King”, and was then cast to appear in the plays “Dreamgirls”, “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, and “The Baker’s Wife”.

Renée’s passionate about music, released her album “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” in 2001, and her extended play (EP) “Beautiful” in 2006.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Live with Kelly and Mark”, “Marvel Studios: Assembled”, and “That’s My Jam”.

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Awards and nominations

Renée’s won three of her 20 award nominations – a 2005 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Triangle, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “One Life to Live”, a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, for “Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)”, and a 2022 Pena de Prata Award for Best Acting in an Underrated Comedy Series, for “Girls5eva”.

Love life and marriage

Renée prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still known that she’s been a married woman for more than two decades now. She and American lawyer Alexis Johnson exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 8 December 2002, attended by more than 200 of their friends and family members. Renée gave birth to their son Benjamin Johnson on 5 May 2009, and the two adopted their second child in 2014, a girl named Brielle (born on 15 February 2013).

Renée’s yet to speak of other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s married to Alexis Johnson as of May 2023, and they have two children together, one adopted.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Renée’s popular on Instagram, and is today followed by over 630,000 people on the social media network, on which she’s posted close to 700 pictures and videos; most of these show her performing in theatre plays, while she’s singing, spending time with her husband and doing yoga in others.

She loves summer, mostly because she enjoys sun tanning at the beach.

Renée’s taking good care of her mental health, as she does yoga and meditates on a daily basis; she’s also physically quite active, as she goes running nearly every morning, and occasionally works out at the gym.

Renée’s favorite actor is Jason Gray-Stanford, and some of her favorite movies include “The Husband She Met Online”, “Earth to Echo” and “Lucky Christmas”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Renée’s age is 52. She has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs about 135lbs (62kgs).

Renée’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of May 2023.

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What is Victoria Principal doing today? Net Worth, Husband, Age

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Who is Victoria Principal?

American actress, producer and author Vicki Ree ‘Victoria’ Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan, on 3 January 1950, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She appeared in 39 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 2001, and is perhaps still remembered best for playing Linda Christopher, one of the main characters in the 1976 action crime adventure “Vigilante Force”, written and directed by George Armitage, and which also starred Kris Kristofferson and Jan-Michael Vincent. It tells the story of a small town in which oil’s been found, and violent crime’s skyrocketed.

Education and early life

Victoria spent the first three months of her life in Fukuoka, where her father, US Air Force Sergeant Victor Rocco Principal was stationed; she was then raised alongside her sister Kim in London, England and various US states, by Victor and their mother Ree (nee Veal) who was a housewife.

Victoria was five when she appeared in her first commercial, while she grew up being interested mostly in ballet. She studied at 17 different schools as the family often moved, and matriculated from South Dade Senior High School in Florida in 1968.

Victoria continued her education at Miami-Dade Community College, but was involved in a car crash during her freshman year; it took her several months to recover, and she then learned that she would have to attend the first year all over again. Instead of re-enrolling, Victoria moved to New York City for a couple of months, and then to London, England where she attended an acting school; she moved to Los Angeles, California in 1971, and began working on her way up in the film industry.

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Roles in movies

Victoria’s debut film role was playing Maria Elena in the 1972 romantic comedy “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean”, directed by John Huston, and which starred Paul Newman, Ava Gardner and Roy Jenson. It follows former outlaw Roy Bean who’s made himself the judge of Vinegaroon, Texas and the movie was nominated for three awards, including an Oscar for Best Music, Original Score.

Some of Victoria’s following roles were in the 1973 comedy “The Naked Ape”, the 1974 action thriller “Earthquake” and the 1975 crime drama “Last Hours Before Morning”.

The year 1980 saw her star as Patti Flynn in the drama “Pleasure Palace”, directed by Walter Grauman, and which also starred Omar Sharif and J. D. Cannon; it follows professional gambler Omar Sharif who’s begun helping the owner of a Las Vegas casino. Victoria could then have been seen appearing in the 1982 romantic comedy “Not Just Another Affair”, the 1987 drama “Mistress” and the 1989 thriller “Naked Lie”.

In 1992, she starred as Patty in the thriller “Seduction: Three Tales from the ‘Inner Sanctum’”, directed by Michael Ray Rhodes, and which also starred John Terry and Gary Beach; the movie’s a compilation of three stories about obsessive love.

Victoria’s final three film roles were in the 1996 thriller “The Abduction”, the 1997 romantic drama “Love in Another Town” and the 1998 comedy “Michael Kael Contre la World News Company”.

Roles in TV series

Victoria made her debut TV series appearance in the 1973 episode “Love and the Perfect Set-Up” of the romantic comedy “Love, American Style”, and was then cast to appear in an episode of the romantic drama “Love Story”, the crime mystery “Banacek” and the family fantasy adventure “Fantasy Island”.

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From 1978 through 1987, she starred as Pamela Barnes Ewing in 251 episodes of the romantic drama “Dallas”, which David Jacobs created, and which also starred Ken Kercheval and Larry Hagman. It follows the life of Texas oil baron J. R. Ewing, the series aired from 1978 through 1991 and won 47 of its 129 award nominations.

Victoria appeared in an episode of a couple of series in the ‘90s, including the family comedy “Home Improvement”, the comedy “The Larry Sanders Show” and the mystery thriller “Chicago Hope”.

Her final TV series role was portraying Gwen Williams in all the 14 episodes of the romantic drama “Titans”, which starred John Barrowman, Yasmine Bleeth and Casper Van Dien, and follows the wealthy Williams family as their secrets are being revealed.

Other credits

Victoria has six producing credits, which include the 1990 thriller movie “Sparks: The Price of Passion”, the 1991 thriller film “Don’t Touch My Daughter” and the 1992 horror thriller movie “Midnight’s Child”.

Some of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Tracey Takes On…” (1999), “After They Were Famous” (2002) and “Entertainment Tonight” (2009).

Awards and nominations

Victoria won two Bravo Otto Germany Awards for Best Female TV Star in 1981 and 1982.

Where is Victoria today?

Victoria’s been staying away from media since her retirement from acting, and has been focused on her businesses; she’s until recently had her own skincare company Principal Secret Skincare, which was founded in 1989 and generated revenue of over $1.5 billion.

Victoria gave an interview to the magazine “TV Insider” in 2018, revealing that she was spending most of her time running the company; she sold it to Guthy Renker in April 2019, and has since been focused on running The Victoria Principal Foundation for Thoughtful Existence.

She’s also the owner of her own production company Victoria Principal Productions.

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Love life and husband

Victoria’s been married twice. Her first husband was American screenwriter and producer Christopher Skinner; the two met on the set of the series “Dallas” in 1978, and married in the same year. Victoria filed for divorce in 1980, and it was finalized a year later.

She was then in a two-year relationship with the late British-Australian singer-songwriter and actor Andrew Roy Gibb, who was a founding member of the musical group Bee Gees; Victoria broke up from Andy in March 1982 because of his drug addiction, and he died from myocarditis on 10 March 1988.

She met American plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Glassman in 1983, and they exchanged vows on 22 June 1985; they filed for divorce in May 2006, and it was finalized in December of that year.

Victoria hasn’t spoken about other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s unattached as of April 2023, has been married twice and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Victoria’s an author, and published her first book “The Body Principal” in 1983, followed by “The Beauty Principal” in 1984 and “The Diet Principal” in 1987. Her fourth and only other book – “Living Principal” – was published in 2001.

She and her late boyfriend Andy Gibb released their duet song “All I Have to Do Is Dream’ in 1981, and it peaked at #51 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Victoria’s been a philanthropist since the launch of her career, and is mostly focused on environmental issues; she donated $200,000 for the cleaning-up of the Gulf Coast region on 2 June 2010, and $100,000 for the Malibu ballot initiative Measure R in October 2014. She also donated a fleet of rescue boats to American Humane in September 2018, to help save animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Victoria’s favorite actress is Raquel Welch, while some of her favorite movies include “Hannie Caulder”, “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B. C.”

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Height, eyes and wealth

Victoria’s age is 73. Her eyes and hair are brown, she’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (62kgs).

Victoria’s net worth’s been estimated at over $350 million, as of April 2023.

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